First night takeoff and flight for F-35C

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Unread post15 Jun 2012, 02:45

First night takeoff and flight for F-35C
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Unread post15 Jun 2012, 03:36

CF-02
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Unread post15 Jun 2012, 22:28

Da Big Pic: http://www.navair.navy.mil/img/uploads/ ... 59_001.jpg

Photo Release: First night takeoff for the F-35C 15 June 2012

http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fu ... ry&id=5028

"NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matt Taylor ascends in F-35C test aircraft CF-2 June 13. The flight was the first night takeoff for the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and evaluated the aircraft’s night lighting system. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants with its larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear to withstand catapult launches and deck landing impacts associated with the demanding aircraft carrier environment. The F-35C is undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River prior to delivery to the fleet. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)"
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Unread post16 Jun 2012, 04:33

I heard that since there's no wind over the deck on these shore shots, they replace the F-135 with an Atlas Booster Rocket, as can be seen in the photo. Landings can be a little rough. :beer:
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Unread post16 Jun 2012, 05:17

That's where training for the Space Shuttle pays off.
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Unread post16 Jun 2012, 05:34

Gotta' love the fire! :applause:

Second only to the noise :inlove:

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Unread post16 Jun 2012, 11:06


Lt. Col. Matt Taylor flies F-35C test aircraft CF-02 during Flight 109 and performs the first night flight of the carrier variant on June 13th, 2012 from NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed Martin photo]


Lt. Col. Matt Taylor flies F-35C test aircraft CF-02 during Flight 109 and performs the first night flight of the carrier variant on June 13th, 2012 from NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed Martin photo]


Lt. Col. Matt Taylor flies F-35C test aircraft CF-02 during Flight 109 and performs the first night flight of the carrier variant on June 13th, 2012 from NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed Martin photo]


Lt. Col. Matt Taylor flies F-35C test aircraft CF-02 during Flight 109 and performs the first night flight of the carrier variant on June 13th, 2012 from NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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Unread post16 Jun 2012, 13:55

Asif wrote:

Lt. Col. Matt Taylor flies F-35C test aircraft CF-02 during Flight 109 and performs the first night flight of the carrier variant on June 13th, 2012 from NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed Martin photo]



Check out those shock diamonds! Epic stuff!
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Unread post18 Jun 2012, 23:02

And now for something completely different... Da Video...

First F-35C Night Flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... DtINLhwWYM

Published on Jun 18, 2012 by LockheedMartinVideos
F-35C test aircraft CF-2 flies the carrier variant's first night flight on June 13, 2012 from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md."
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